This book is on carbohydrates-the essential molecules that give you energy. They are the building blocks of life. This book delivers up-to-date coverage on all aspects of carbohydrate chemistry. The molecules are sometimes sugars, i.e. "sweet," hence the subtitle "The Sweet Molecules of Life."Carbohydrates first gives the "nuts and bolts" of carbohydrate chemistry, enabling the reader to appreciate the subsequent chapters on protecting groups and the reactions of monosaccharides. (The protecting groups do just that-they are put on the molecules as a temporary measure during one or more reactions to stop the wrong bit of the molecule being changed during that reaction.)
* Introduces the basic chemistry of carbohydrates * Describes the concepts, protecting groups, and reactions of carbohydrates * Includes all aspects of the synthesis of the glycosidic linkage * Gives an introduction to glycobiology and vaccines * Includes references to carbohydrate literature
Researchers, scientists, and advanced undergraduate and graduate students in biochemistry and organic chemistry.
Table of Contents
The Meaning of Life The Early Years "Grandfather Glucose" Heidi and Heinz The Shape of Things to Come Synthesis and Protecting Groups The Reactions of Monosaccharides The Formation of the Glycosidic Linkage Oligosaccharide Synthesis Disaccharides, Oligosaccharides, and Polysaccharides Glycoconjugates and Glycobiology Carbohydrate-based Vaccines Appendix: Carbohydrate Nomenclature The Literature of Carbohydrates Index
Robert Stick is a Queenslander by birth and completed his undergraduate and higher degrees at the University of Queensland. Following post-doctoral studies with Ray Lemieux and Sir Derek Barton, he took a faculty position at The University of Western Australia in 1975 and has since spent sabbatical leaves with Bert Fraser-Reid (Duke University), and with Bill Cullen and Steve Withers (both of the University of British Columbia).